Washington, D.C., Update: April 17, 2016 April 17, 2016 Both chambers of Congress returned to our nation’s capital last week to try and finish the budget process. House Republicans have been working towards a framework for a budget over the past few months, but cannot agree on how to move forward. Some members want to trim $30 billion from the $1.07 trillion spending level, while others want to block any bill supported by the Democrats. Friday was the statutory deadline for the House to release a budget bill, but they had nothing to release. In the Senate, the FAA reauthorization bill was pushed to this week as complications came up last week. Senate Democrats wanted to attach an energy tax extenders package to the FAA bill that would reauthorize tax credits that expired at the end of last year. The package was moving along until interest groups blew up the deal and the tax extenders package was removed from the bill. It is expected the bill will be finalized early in the week. Both chambers will be in session this week.